NINTENDO has allegedly hidden a secret function inside the Switch console which will delight fans of its retro consoles.
It’s been claimed that every Switch has a hidden “emulator” which will allow gamers to play titles which were first released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the 1980s.
Nintendo has recently released two retro consoles which mimic the old school NES and SNES systems.
But it’s been suggested that it has plans to bring emulators to the Switch as well.
Hacker claimed to have found a game called “FLOG” hidden in the Switch’s code.
It closely resembles Golf, which was released in 1984 and set a template for all golf games released in subsequent decades.
“This is our first glimpse of the fabled NES emulator,” the tech website Engadget wrote.
A tech guru called Yellows8 claimed the emulator has been hidden within the Switch’s code ever since it was first released.
He suggested the feature could be found using “unofficial” means.
If his findings are true, then it would appear Nintendo has always planned on bringing its much-loved retro titles to the Switch.
The original NES first launched in Europe in 1986 and was the birthplace of several of gaming’s most important franchises, including Super Mario, Metroid, Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda.
Games from the NES and SNES are likely to feature on the Nintendo Switch’s upcoming “Virtual Console”, which is expected to let players buy games released throughout the games firm’s illustrious history.
The Virtual Console was expected to be launched at the same time as the Switch, but gamers are still waiting to see it.
Could this be the first glimpse of Nintendo’s retro journey back to the future of gaming?